After a convincing 31-13 win over WSU in UW's final regular-season game of the 2014 season, there's only one right way to end the Huskies' 2014 campaign; a bowl win to ring in the new year. It's the 26th Annual TicketCity Cactus Bowl, but the biggest question is - how does the Dawgman staff see this game versus the Oklahoma State Cowboys playing out? Will it be a clean sweep like the Apple Cup?

Patrick Thrapp - Numbers Guru (11-2): Although I haven't seen Oklahoma State play this year, I see that they lost five of their last six games. They only win in that series was the last at Oklahoma. They did play a close game against FSU there in their 1st game though. We will need to harass their young QB, and force some turnovers on defense. I believe we need to be able to run the ball with some success in order to open our passing game. I think this will require us to win the line of scrimmage while on offense. Essentially we got to move the chains. I feel like we can win this game if we can accomplish these goals.

Prediction: Washington 33, Oklahoma State 24
Marshall Cherrington - Intern Extraordinaire (9-4): It's hard to play Chris Petersen teams in bowl games, especially when you're missing your best player. Dawgs roll and end the season on a high note.

Prediction: Washington 41, Oklahoma State 27
Jay Torrell - Sports Washington Creative Director (10-3): Chris Petersen knows how to get teams ready for bowls and I expect this year to be no exception. I expect to see the Huskies to look like a team that we wished it could have been at the beginning of the season. Dawgs big.

Prediction: Washington 42, Oklahoma State 24
Scott Eklund - Recruiting Editor (12-1): This game has more to do with how UW comes out and plays versus how good or talented Oklahoma State actually is. If Washington can control the line of scrimmage on defense, which I expect, they should be able to get consistent pressure on Cowboys QB Mason Rudolph and if that happens, the Huskies should wind up with a couple of turnovers, setting up the offense is good field position. Cyler Miles impressed down the stretch and things seem to have "clicked" for him. He understands the offense better and Jonathan Smith appears to understand better how to use the multi-talented signal-caller. I think this game will be tight in the first half, but the Huskies will eventually pull away for a relatively easy win to head into the offseason with a lot of momentum.

Prediction: Washington 34, Oklahoma State 20
Chris Fetters - Editor In Chief (10-3): It’s hard to predict against Chris Petersen in bowl games. Given a month to prepare, Petersen proved at Boise State he’s capable of beating anyone in the post-season. But give Mike Gundy credit too; he’s won his only BCS appearance, a win over Stanford in the Fiesta Bowl. He doesn’t have a problem getting up for big games, but the Cactus Bowl is going to be a little different kettle of fish. While the Cowboys did pull out a monster Bedlam win, they finished the year very much going in reverse. Meanwhile, UW was playing its best ball at the end of the season, and should have been gunning for their first 10-win season since 2000 Friday night if they had taken care of business at Arizona. Oklahoma State will be breaking in a frosh quarterback, and he’s their future. But Washington’s front seven are going to make his life a living hell. Add to it the dismissal of their version of John Ross in Tyreek Hill, and I'm not sure where the Cowboys are going to get their points. Oklahoma State is also miserable in turnover margin, while that’s been a big UW strength. This game really shouldn’t be in doubt.

Prediction: Washington 31, Oklahoma State 10
Kim Grinolds – CEO (10-3): Washington's defense will prove to be too much for OSU's inexperienced QB. Turnovers will be the difference in the game.

Prediction: Washington 38, Oklahoma State 17
David Samek - The Dawgman (12-1): Washington is not a team you want to play now. They ended the season firing on all cylinders, and this Husky defense is ready to go out and make a statement. Look for Hau’oli Kikaha and Danny Shelton to both get sacks and Shaquille Thompson will have a pick six. Cyler Miles has been terrific and will have a big game as well, throwing for 250 and two TDs and will rush for one as well. Huskies win big.

Prediction: Washington 41, Oklahoma State 17

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